A Lewiston man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to robbing a Lewiston credit union earlier this year.

According to a news release from acting U.S. Attorney Richard W. Murphy, Brent Roaix, 33, of 76 Elm St., Lewiston, pleaded guilty to robbing a federally-insured credit union Jan. 25.

Court records show that Roaix gave a handwritten note to a teller at Rainbow Federal Credit Union on Main Street in Lewiston demanding money and stating that he was armed.

The teller gave him money and he fled on foot. A short while later, local police found him hiding in a nearby apartment on Wakefield Street, arrested him and recovered all the stolen money.

Roaix faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Lewiston Police Department and the FBI, according to the release.

Brent Roaix

Brent Roaix, 33, of Lewiston is apprehended by police, who charged him with robbing Rainbow Federal Credit Union on Main Street in Lewiston on Wednesday afternoon.

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